Virginia’s 2016 album Fierce for the Night leaned toward throwback house and synth-pop vibes that showcased the Berlin musician’s airy singing style. This set for Groove magazine highlights a different corner of the same era her album invoked: crisp, snapping electro. The first half of the set captures the genre’s soulful side in warm synth washes and acidic streaks of bass; in the final third, a stretch of darker, more sci-fi atmospheres gives way to Black Electrics’ “Colors,” a gonzo Detroit track about colored contacts. Its lyrics—“Red, blue, green, colors/Colors! My contacts!”—double as a metaphor for the whole set: In a world overflowing with greyscale techno, this mix is a welcome pair of rose-tinted lenses.
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